Ohio State Has Reportedly Poached Another Top Michigan Assistant

Greg Mattison is Leaving for Ohio State

January 7th 2019 at 2:33 PM

Greg Mattison is Leaving for Ohio State Seth January 7th 2019 at 2:33 PM

Ohio State is parting ways with defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, according to ESPN. The 34-year-old coached the viper position and was apparently offered more responsibility and money at U-M, but opted to join his friend Ryan Day at Ohio State. Hafley was the defensive backs coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2018 and Mattison was Michigan's defensive line coach in 2018.

Schiano was the defensive coordinator for three seasons under Meyer. And though there have been no recent reports linking him to a job with the Patriots, his relationship with head coach Bill Belichick would make him a natural fit.

MI linebackers coach Al Washington is reportedly joining Ryan Day's staff.

Washington was defensive line coach on Luke Fickell's Cincinnati staff in 2017 before jumping to MI. He was so close to being the team's coach that he was in the final stages of agreeing to the deal.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Buckeyes' best defender, DE Nick Bosa, suffered a season-ending injury in the third game of the season.

Make it two coaches that are leaving MI for Ohio State. Greg (Mattison) is a terrific coach. Harbaugh retained Mattison from Brady Hoke's staff. Mattison had been Hoke's defensive coordinator.

New Ohio State coach Ryan Day has hired a second assistant away from rival MI.

Washington had been at MI for one year.

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